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When you first think about cheking out a new church you probably want to have some idea what to expect. Here are some of the basics, and we look forward to seeing you Sunday!

What time does the service begin and how long is it?

We have one Sunday morning service at 10:35am. We also have an education hour for children, teens, and adults that begins at 9:15am during the school year. The service sill last about one hour. We also have a kid's worship sevice called Powerhouse that runs at the same time. This is a worship just for kids! Our coffee fellowship takes place before the service at 10:15am.  back to top

What is worship like?

You will find the atmosphere to be friendly and inviting and the preaching engaging and relevant. The worship music is led by a live band and the music is selected from the currnet contemporary worship scene. There is a more blended service on the first Sunday of the month when we celebrate communion. It is not uncommon to see people clapping and actively participating in the service. Our worship service for kids ages 4 years to 5th grade, called Powerhouse, runs at the same time. This is not babysitting or a traditional Sunday School. This unique worship experience is just for them! It has music, teaching, skits, videos and more. All in their language and at their level. It is awesome and they'll love it!  back to top

Where are you located? Where do I park?

We are located on E. Lincoln Hwy (Main St.) in downtown Coatesville at the corner of Main and 4th. You an park on the street, directly behind the church off of Chestnut St., or across from the church in the Mason's Lodge parking lot to the right of the firehouse. You will find a parking map Here. The main entrance to the church is off of 4th Avenue (through the portico). back to top

How does everyone dress at your church

You'll find suits and ties, jeans and t-shirts, shorts and all sorts in-between. Come as you are and feel comfortable!  back to top

Where can I go if I have any questions?

Our Connection Center is located in the large room outside of our worship center. If you enter through the 4th ave. portico doors it is on your right. Our friendly staff will greet you with a warm and friendly smile and do their best to answer your questions and provide you with relevant literature. Our Connection Center staff will be more than happy to show you to any place in the building. back to top

Do you have kid's ministries?

Yes! We believe children are not the church of tomorrow but rather the church of today. On Sunday mornings you will find a fully staffed nursery with trained and screened workers for children ages birth to 2 yrs. old. There is also a really cool kid's only worship service we call Power House at the same time as the adult worship. We're raising up the next generation of worshippers! In addition, we have a Sunday school program for all ages. If that's not enough, your kids can come back on Sunday night for our kid's program during the school year. Vacation Bible School during the summer and other fun events that happen throughout the year.  back to top

What about teenagers?

Student ministries are high on the list of priorities at CBF. Our goal is to help teens establish a relationship with Jesus as well as with one another. We provide an atmosphere where youth can work together, play together, share ideas, and have a blast while doing it! Lear more by visiting the student page Here or the CBF Youth Facebook page.  back to top

Is there a fellowship time, to just get to know people?

Yes! Between our education hour and worship, at 10:15am we serve coffee, snacks and other beverages. This is a great opportunity to mongle, talk, and just take some time to realx and make new friends. We also invite you to visit our Welcome Center right outside the Worship Center main doors. There you will find information about ministries and upcoming events as well as friendly people to answer any questions you may have. back to top

Is there a traditional "Sunday School" program?

Yes, though we wouldn't call it "traditional"! From 9:15am-10:15am we gather for education opportunities for children, teens, and adults. Our adult offerings are called ABF's (Adult Bible Fellowships). They are engaging teachings and descussions that are never boring! Teens and children also have there own age specific classes each week and there is nursery care offered throught the morning.  back to top

Do you have small groups that meet so I can meet people in a smaller setting?

We have an active small group ministry. There are home-based groups that generally meet weekly or every other week during the school year. These are laid back groups that rotate topics and have a strong fellowship component to them. It's not unusual to find that small groups will get together outside of the normal meeting times just to hang together and have a fun night out. We also have topical groups just for men and women that meet in the evenings at the church. You can learn more about our small groups Here.  back to top

What kind of church are you?

CBF is led by leaders from within our own church, not by an outside denominational office or headquarters. We are one of over 5,500 similar evangelical churches nationwide called "Independent Christian Churches", claiming over 14 million members in the United States alone. CBF is a non-denominational church and is independently chartered and incorporated at the local, state, and federal levels. While CBF is an independent church, it does have affiliations with various denominations and we work with a variety of local community and national mission and ministry agencies.   back to top

Are you a new church?

CBF has a long and rich history in the city of Coatesville. Originally the Presbyterian Church of Coatesville founded in 1833, it later became an independent and non-denominational church. The move was made in 1996 to meet the needs of a burgeoning and changing population throught the greater Coatesville area and the name Coatesville Bible Fellowship was born.  back to top

What do you believe about baptism? How do I get baptized?

We believe in a "believer's baptism" for adults, teenagers and older children. When you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior and are ready to let the world know, then it's time to get baptized! We do water immersion baptism both in our worship center as well as outdoors by request. We do not baptize infants as we believe it is by choice that we walk into the water as a public declaration of our faith. We do prayer dedications in our worship services to celebrate the birth of a child and the parent's desire to raise the child in a Godly home until the child makes a decision for Christ. If you are interested in child dedication or baptism you can Follow This Link, select the Baptism or Dedication form and after we receive it someone will be in touch!  back to top

What is MyCBF?

MyCBF is our online church data management system. That's a fancy way of saying it's how we get people connectied! You will have a homepage with a personalized calendar where you can see your upcoming schedule for small groups and places you volunteer, be able to register quickly for events, join groups, be able to give online and more! Go to the MYCBF page to watch a video to learn more as well as to sign up.  back to top

How do you provide for the safety and well-being of those who attend?

Because we are located in a city and have a mixed age group of attenders, we provide trained medical and security services. During our Sunday programs and events both on and off-site, we have medical and security teams present to provide care both inside and outside of the facility.  back to top